Mission Statement

The Farnese Symposium, honoring the legacy of philanthropist, educator and entrepreneur Andrew N. Farnese, is a forum where experts on aging and providers of services to the aged can focus on the issues of medicine, housing, community services, behavioral health challenges, health insurance and quality of life enrichment as they pertain to the aged in Philadelphia.

This inaugural Symposium seeks to raise awareness about trends, challenges and opportunities that face the City’s aging population. Using data, census projections and commentary from experts in the field, the Symposium will focus on the roles individuals, government and industry will play in addressing the future needs of the rapidly growing elderly population.